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Newspapers, Facebook And Satellites: Changing The Way You Get Your News


When was the last time you read a newspaper? Not your dad’s newspaper or one someone else at work threw away, but when was the last time you had a newspaper delivered to your home and you sat down and read it?

Chances are if you did have a newspaper subscription you’ve cancelled it, and if you do have one chances are you’ll cancel it within the next 2 years.

The Internet has changed the way we get our news, that’s a fact. We can have 24-hour breaking news updates on wars overseas, celeb meltdowns, political elections and business ventures without having to wait for the morning headlines in the paper.

Even social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are solidifying the fact that newspapers are slowly but surely becoming insignificant.

On Twitter you can “follow” newspapers, journalists, broadcasters and television networks to get your news on your Twitter timeline, making the need to buy a newspaper irrelevant when you can get it for free online.

Looking for Internet solutions

Believe it or not, there are still thousands upon thousands of Americans who live without Internet access – those are probably the people that still read newspapers. Sad as it is, most cable and DSL providers don’t service rural areas leaving them out of the loop on Twitter trends, Facebook status updates and breaking news from all over the world.

If you live out in a rural area, there is a solution that doesn’t involve outdated dial-up Internet service– satellite Internet.

Satellite Internet and newspapers keep rural communities informed

Satellite Internet has been on the rise in rural areas thanks to its broad service range and broadband speeds. Satellite Internet heavyweight companies like Hughesnet has been developing satellite technology and creating innovative practices for decades.

Interestingly enough, rural areas and small towns are where newspapers aren’t getting as hard-hit as big cities. Why? Small-town newspapers have small-town news. The 7-year-old championship Tee Ball game and pictures from the Knights of Columbus fish fry make the front page, not the ongoing presidential election or gas price crisis.

You aren’t going to find those small-town stories online, whereas most big-city newspapers’ stories are on every major news outlet Web site.

Can rural areas have the best of both worlds?

Rural areas can have their cake and eat it too it sounds like – they can have newspapers with unique content and get social media access with satellite Internet from an experienced provider like HughesNet.

Satellite Internet might not have the glitzy appeal that cable providers do, but when you check out the things that HughesNet is doing, like launching a brand-new $400 million satellite, you’ll soon see why satellite Internet is glitzy in its own right.

Cooper Sanders

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